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Hello everyone! This morning I was walking with my dog through the forest, and was sprinting fairly quickly when I twisted my ankle (I think) on a tree root. It has now been around (?) an hour since the accident, but I still cannot walk on that foot as it

By Anonymous August 2, 2019 - 8:15am
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is too painful. However, the foot is not bruised nor swollen (there may be minor swelling but too little to be treated as a serious case. I am not sure what to do as I want to get on my feet as soon as possible but want to avoid going to the doctor for something as unserious as what I have.

Thanks! :)

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Hello Anon
Thank you for writing and I'm sorry about your fall.
If there is no bruising or swelling you may not have a break (only scans can confirm this). What you may have is a sprain which can be just as painful as a break and can cause so much pain, a person cannot walk on the affected area. Ankles are susceptible to sprains when there is a fall or a twist.
Since we can't tell you what exactly is wrong, we can tell you a few things. Stop trying to walk on the affected ankle - you will do more harm than good. Rest and elevate the area. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory that can help with pain.

A aircast may be a good idea - a drug store can provide these, or Amazon if you have the 2-day shipping option. I think the price runs from $40-$70.

If you still cannot walk in a few days, consider at least calling a doctor for advice.
I know how painful these things are - I hope you feel better soon.


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